Quiet RV Air Conditioner Recommendation for Non-Ducted Application

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I am looking for a rooftop AC unit 13.5K BTU or better, low profile and quiet. The quieter the better. What is the quietest both standard size and low-profile size of that cooling capacity? This is a new installation on curved roof, so that is important to note.

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Advent AC units are considered by most RVers to be the most quiet and the most efficient so that would be the brand I would recommend. Since you have a non-ducted roof setup currently the best option is the Advent Air part # ACM135C. This is also 13,500 btu like you said you need as well.

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Morris D.

The description for the optional heat strip says that it will warm up on a frosty morning. That doesn't really tell me how powerful it is. If, for example, I park my insulated RV somewhere and it goes down to 20 degrees, is this heat strip sufficient to raise the temperature of a small, insulated (100 sq ft) RV to 68 degrees? Or will it just warm things up 5-10 degrees? 95238

Reply from Chris R.

The heat strip will help take the chill out of a frosty morning, but it's likely not going to be enough by itself to keep your camper toasty on a 20 degree day. For this you will probably need a separate furnace/heater. 70402

Customer V.

what about a quiet ducted unit 13.5K BTU? which model/brand is quieter? thank you! 81911

Reply from Chris R.

For a ducted system the Advent Air # ACCAR135 will work really well and is extremely quiet. 67295

Reply from Customer V.

@ChrisR Thank you! I have a Demetic Duotherm now and it has a remote control. Can i just buy this Advent you recommended or do i need to buy the control box too (the inside part)? Thanks. 67368

Reply from Chris R.

@CustomerV Actually if you have an existing Dometic setup you'll want to go with the Advent Air # ACDOM135 , which will allow you to use your current control box. 67672

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